Goodman Community Center | Play Not Perfect - At the Ballweg Gallery…

Play Not Perfect - At the Ballweg Gallery in October 2023

Mixed media fiber art by Becky Hiller

September 29, 2023 |
“Stardust 2,” watercolor, 40" x 30".

Artist Statement

The subject of my work is the natural world. My process has steadily moved toward a spirit of play. I started working with mixed media fiber arts making felt flowers for my wedding and fell in love with the embodied process of creating texture and form. When the pandemic hit shortly after, and amid my own trauma crisis, I returned to the sanctuary of creativity and imagination. I found great liberation in removing restraints of performing or meeting expectations of myself as an artist. When I let that go, what came in the door was the permission to have a lot more fun, engage in “nonsense” and release any idea of where I was headed in the creative process. This collection is a result of that letting go and allowing myself to play.


Becky Hiller is a lifelong artist and loves to make good use of things. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in complex trauma and family work. She is also grateful to be a Zen practitioner; gardener of vegetables, fruit, flowers and medicine; as well as a puzzle enthusiast. She lives with her husband and beloved cat Willow on the near east side of Madison.

About the Ballweg Gallery

Goodman Center's Diane Endres Ballweg Gallery displays work by emerging and contemporary artists with a tie to Madison. It's free and open for all to enjoy — check out our latest exhibit off the main entrance of our Ironworks Building.

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